Borden Dairy announced that it has been awarded the largest contract through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Farmers to Families Food Box Program as part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP). The contract will enable Borden to supply 700 million servings of fresh fluid milk for free to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations starting May 15.
“Borden applauds the USDA for taking this monumental step to ensure that Americans have convenient access to nutrition during this difficult time in our nation’s history. This USDA contract allows Borden to exponentially grow our coronavirus relief efforts that are already underway,” Borden chief executive officer Tony Sarsam said.
He continued, “The 3,300 people of Borden are incredibly proud to further support our communities and eager to begin fulfilling more donation requests immediately.”
Through CFAP, USDA is purchasing and distributing up to $3 billion of agricultural products, including fresh produce, dairy and meat, to those in need. Borden will supply milk to consumers in the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.